Cal State board to vote on 12 percent tuition hike
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — California State University's governing board is set to vote on another tuition hike to counter a deeper-than-expected cut in state funding.
The CSU Board of Trustees is meeting Tuesday in Long Beach to consider the plan to raise undergraduate tuition by 12 percent for the coming fall term. That would be on top of a previously approved 10 percent increase for the 23-campus Cal State system.
CSU students plan to rally outside the board meeting to protest the proposal.
If approved, annual tuition for in-state undergraduates would increase by $588 to $5,472, which doesn't include room, board or campus fees.
University administrators say the additional increase is necessary because the newly approved state budget reduces CSU funding by $650 million, or more than 20 percent.